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San Francisco Pledges To Boost Traffic Safety After Deadly Crashes

San Francisco city leaders and police officials pledged during a joint hearing at City Hall Thursday night to strengthen enforcement of traffic violations and work to prevent fatal collisions as more and more cars, bicycles and pedestrians make their way around the city.

01/17/2014

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BART Board Allows Bicycles On Trains During Rush Hour

The BART board of directors voted unanimously in favor of making a pilot program that allows bicycles on BART during peak commute hours a permanent fixture at Thursday’s meeting in Oakland.

10/24/2013

Tourists ride bicycles on a newly constructed bike path near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bicyclists To Get 3-Foot Buffer Under New California Law

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he has signed legislation requiring California drivers to stay at least 3 feet away when passing bicyclists.

09/23/2013

A Bay Area Bike Share station at Davis and Front streets in San Francisco. (CBS)

New Bay Area Bike Share Program A Hit With Riders

The new Bay Area Bike Share system has only been in service for a week but seems to be a success as four times as many bicyclists have signed up to use the service as there are bikes available.

09/05/2013

Bicyclists and pedestrians head westbound along the new Bay Bridge bike path. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Cycling Advocates Push For Bay Bridge Bike Path Extension

Bicycling advocates have been dreaming of extending the bike and pedestrian path on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the western span. Next month that dream could inch slightly forward to reality.

09/05/2013

Bicyclists and pedestrians head westbound along the new Bay Bridge bike path. (CBS)

Bay Bridge Bicycle & Pedestrian Path Opens To Fanfare

Hours after Bay Area drivers made their way across the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span for the first time on Monday night, dozens of people pedaled and walked on the span’s newly opened bike and pedestrian path Tueday morning.

09/03/2013

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California Bill Mandates 3-Foot Buffer Between Cars, Bicycles

The state Senate approved a bill on Monday that would require drivers to stay at least three feet away from bicyclists when they are passing in the same direction, despite Gov. Jerry Brown’s previous vetoes of similar legislation.

08/26/2013

A sign is posted on the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 12, 2013 in Oakland. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Bay Bridge To Feature Bike & Pedestrian Path

With the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge opening in less than two weeks, bridge officials on Thursday highlighted the bike and pedestrian path that will be part of the new structure.

08/22/2013

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition riders sign petitions for safer streets in the South of Market area. (Bay City News)

SF Bicycle Coalition Riders Call For Safer SoMa Streets

Dozens of bicyclists heading down San Francisco’s Folsom Street Wednesday morning stopped to sign letters to Mayor Ed Lee asking for the city to improve safety for cyclists in the city’s South of Market neighborhood.

08/21/2013

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Pleasanton 18-Year-Old’s Twitter Boasts Lead To Murder Charge In Death Of Cyclist

An 18-year-old accused of killing a bicyclist with his car has had a vehicular manslaughter charge upgraded to murder in part because he boasted about speeding on Twitter, prosecutors said Thursday.

08/15/2013

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